Back towards the start of this year, Lenovo announced that it would be acquiring Motorola Mobility from Google. Motorola Mobility, the phone and gadget arm of Motorola, would be sold to Lenovo for just under $3 billion. Motorola Mobility would come as the latest in a string of acquisitions for Lenovo, who in recent years has picked up IBM’s desktop and x86 server businesses, among other major purchases. This morning Lenovo sends word that the deal has closed, and the acquisition of Motorola is complete. The final value of the deal has been placed at $2.91 billion, notably just a fraction of the price that Google purchased the complete Motorola for back in 2012. With the closure of the deal and as part of the announcement...

ARM's Mali-400 MP4 is the Fastest Smartphone GPU...for Now

Earlier this morning we published our long awaited review of the Samsung Galaxy S 2. In it we dedicated a few pages to investigating Samsung's own Exynos 4210 SoC...

30 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2011

Samsung Galaxy S 2 (International) Review - The Best, Redefined

The road to our Galaxy S2 review has been a long one. The first time we saw the device was at Mobile World Congress, where it was initially announced...

133 by Brian Klug & Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/11/2011

NVIDIA Announces "Grey", First Tegra SoC with Integrated Baseband Due in 2012

Four months ago NVIDIA announced the acquisition of Icera, a baseband solution provider. Icera's technology didn't make it into any smartphones but it did have some success in the...

13 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 9/9/2011

Nexus S 2.3.6 Update Lands - Voice Fix Included

If you're a lucky owner of a Nexus S, Google's second flagship device that launched in December, chances are that you're well aware of the rather nagging voice search...

1 by Saumitra Bhagwat on 9/2/2011

Why I Believe T-Mobile's Galaxy S II Uses a Qualcomm SoC

Earlier tonight Samsung announced all three US variants of the Galaxy S II: the Galaxy S II on AT&T, the Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch on Sprint and...

8 by Brian Klug on 8/31/2011

USA Samsung Galaxy S II Variants Announced

Right on schedule, Samsung Mobile announced variants of the already-popular Samsung Galaxy S II destined for T-Mobile, Sprint, and AT&T. As rumored, there was no word of a Verizon-bound...

21 by Brian Klug on 8/30/2011

Droid Bionic Arrives September 8th

It's been a long time since CES, but the wait is nearly over. Per Motorola's Droid Bionic Twitter account, the Bionic will grace Verizon's network on Sepember 8th. Earlier...

23 by Jason Inofuentes on 8/28/2011

Sprinkle brings Water Physics to Honeycomb

NVIDIA has talked in the past about its Tegra Zone marketplace, which is home to Tegra-optimized games. Well, today they've announced availability of a game which caught our eye...

7 by Brian Klug on 8/25/2011

Nokia Releases Three Smartphones with New Symbian "Belle"

Nokia has revealed three new smartphones today: Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600. Nokia 600 Nokia 700 Nokia 701 Screen Size 3.2" 3.2" 3.5" Resolution 640x360 640x360 640x360 Display Type N/A AMOLED IPS NAND 2GB + microSD 2GB + microSD 8GB + microSD CPU ARM 11 @ 1GHz ARM...

19 by Kristian Vättö on 8/24/2011

Sprint to Carry Next iPhone, Says Wall Street Journal

Sprint will be joining AT&T and Verizon in carrying Apple's next iPhone, reports the Wall Street Journal citing "people familiar with the matter." This would make Sprint the third...

13 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/24/2011

It's Not Qualcomm's Fault: Dispelling TouchPad Myths

There's a whole lot of misinformation on the web right now about reasons why HP had troubles with the TouchPad and eventually had to abandon the entire webOS hardware...

79 by Anand Lal Shimpi & Brian Klug on 8/19/2011

HTC EVO 3D vs. Motorola Photon 4G: Choosing the Best Sprint Phone

Sprint customers almost always get the short end of the stick. In exchange for some of the more reasonable smartphone plans in the US, Sprint customers typically enjoy a...

43 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/17/2011

Initial AT&T LTE Devices Launching August 21

We've known for some time now that AT&T's 4G LTE network is slated to start turning on this summer, and now we have some dates for when the first...

7 by Brian Klug on 8/16/2011

Samsung Releases White Galaxy S II

Image is courtesy of techtechies.com Samsung has today issued a press release which officially unveils the white version of their popular Galaxy S II. This announcement has been widely expected...

24 by Kristian Vättö on 8/16/2011

HTC Releases Bootloader Unlocking Tool for HTC Sensation

One week ago, we wrote about HTC's launch of HTC Dev, its intent to release more components of its OpenSense SDK, and some of its plans for unlocking bootloaders...

3 by Brian Klug on 8/15/2011

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

Google has just announced that they will acquire Motorola Mobility Holdings Inc. (or more commonly known as just Motorola). Google will be paying $40 per share, which means a...

19 by Kristian Vättö on 8/15/2011

T-Mobile MyTouch 4G Slide Review - Photographers Wanted

When T-Mobile launched the G2, I was super psyched. It was an HTC-designed slider, ran the stock Android UI, and happened to be one of the first phones running...

24 by Vivek Gowri on 8/12/2011

HTC Invests $300M in Beats Electronics, Audio is a Priority for Future Smartphones

Earlier tonight HTC announced, via AllThingsD, that it would be investing $300M in Beats Electronics, LLC, creators of the famous Beats by Dr. Dre brand. Beats is still a...

12 by Anand Lal Shimpi on 8/10/2011

Samsung Galaxy R Announced - A Tegra 2 Smartphone

Earlier this year while at MWC, Anand and I broke news of a Samsung Galaxy phone with Tegra 2 inside. At the time, we assumed it was a Galaxy...

9 by Brian Klug on 8/10/2011

Nokia to Suspend Sales of Symbian, Feature Phones in the US

Nokia President Chris Weber announced in an interview today that the company will completely stop selling feature phones and Symbian-based smartphones in the US in order to focus on...

12 by Andrew Cunningham on 8/9/2011

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